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to make clear that even though he was elected as an opponent of the iraq war, he does not shrink from using power in the muslim world. >> religion is used to justify the murder of innocents by those who have distorted and defiled the great religion of islam. and who attacked my country. i face the world as it is. and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the american people. chris: but governor romney was suggesting weakness and now the tarke on our consulate in benghazi where four americans were murdered. >> we express immediately when we feel that the president and his administration have done something which is inconsistent with the principles of america. chris: a similar test after the failed mission to rescue the iranian hostages, during the presidential campaign of 1980, governor ronald reagan did not use a vulnerable moment to crilt size president carter. -- to criticize president carter. >> words should be few and confined to our prayers. because of the extremely sensitive nature of the situation, i am convinced that it is and would be inappropriate for me to go beyond t
to himself, that is where the real mistake was made. >> americans were dying in the iraq war and as all of a sudden piety that we cannot have a discussion about american policy, it's ridiculous. this is a story created by the media. as the state department itself implied in withdrawing the statement, not only is it a humiliation and embarrassment to apologize, it does not work. >> he was never apologizing. that was just rhetoric. he never said it was an apology. he never said that word. >> dissolving is nonsense. a junior press officer at the embassy wanted to say something nice to the muslims. some press guy, not the secretary of state or the president. then you have these war rooms with this instant reaction, rapid-fire. they just fire off, just shoot off. romney came in and blasted away. it puts him in a position -- >> the embassy issued a statement. who cares to put it out? they view this as the only statement. >> it was not an apology. it was issued in anticipation of the reaction to that film. it took a clear position that affected the u.s. the announcing that kind of activity res
of the world, we pulled out of iraq, we pulled out of afghanistan, and iran is continuing on with the nuclear program and our critics say our allies do not trust us. >>guest: that is false. partners and allies have responded effectively promptly when we asked them to protect our facilities. >>chris: well, it took three days in cairo. >>guest: what happened in cairo was not sufficiently oh bust when president obama picked up the phone and together to president morsi, and right away things changed. what happened is the authorities in egypt have been robust in protecting our facility, not just in cairo but elsewhere in the country. president morsi has calmed for calm. we saw the same thing in yemen, in libya, tunisia. >>chris: so why ask all nongovernmental personnel to leave tunisia and sudan? >>guest: but are not asking all nongovernmental personnel. >>guest: we assess the security conditions necessity this, we have asked temporarily family members and nonessential personnel depart. we do that all over the world when security circumstances warrant. it is short-term. it is temporary. it is brew
to all of the hot spots, lebanon, kuwait, syria, pakistan, iraq and afghanistan where we met during a taliban rocket attack. he knew chris stevens. >> i knew ambassador stevens, chris, almost from the time he joined the foreign service back to 1991. one of the best and brightest he could work washington as well as he could work the hard places in the field. he was in all of them. cairo, damascus, jerusalem and several years in libya. he was brel yant and both at home and bureaucracy and abroad defending our interests yet one of the most good humored easy going unindividuals. many people lost a great diplomat and the libyan people lost a great advocate. >> should we respond with boots on the ground? t it is in response to the terrible act. >> it is a terrible act. we thiwe have to be careful in we respond. what we have to do is work with a living government that quickly denounced this awful crime. wref we have to bring our assets to bear with theirs and we have to track down those who are responsible or whoever this leads. we have to be careful not to react in a kind of way that is g
, syria, pakistan, iraq -- i met him in person finally before he was going to pakistan. we spent half a day with him. everything that happened, everything composite to his description -- ryan finished in the last years of the bush administration, presided over a transition that was complex and difficult and retired with the highest title of career ambassador. he came back to texas and worked as the dean of a school. at that point, he was looking at a life that would be his own. fortunately, for the united states, the president called again. in very difficult moments, president obama asked him to come back to national service. being the patriot that he is, he did. he left the school and went back to afghanistan as america's ambassador in a moment when we were beginning yet another transition period this afternoon, we have been very blessed to have him come to carnegie to make this stop but his return from afghanistan. he will speak to us about what the transition in that country holds, what the prospects are at why afghanistan still matters to the united states. ladies and gentlemen, p
have decimated al qaeda. osama bin laden is dead. he said we would end the war responsibly in iraq. we've done that. he has restored relationships around the world. i spend every day up at the united nations where i have to interact with 192 other countries. i know how well the united states is viewed. i know that our standing is much improved. and it's translated into important support for strong american positions, for example -- >> is it inappropriate for governor romney to level the criticism he leveled? >> i'm not going to get into politics, david. that's not my role in this job. but i think the american people welcome and appreciate strong, steady, unified leadership, bipartisan, in times of challenge. and for those men and women in our diplomatic service, including those we tragically lost, they look to our leadership to be unified and strong. >> let's talk about leadership in the world, and as the nuclear threat from iran. another area of tension between the united states and israel. in just a couple of minutes, we will show our interview with the prime minister of israel, benj
'm joined by john nagl, a retired army lieutenant colonel, and veteran of both iraq wars. he's commanded u.s. trainers of both iraqi and afghan forces. and vali nasr, dean of the school of advanced international studies at johns hopkins university. he served in the obama administration's state department focusing on afghanistan and pakistan. gentlemen, thank you both for being with us. vali nasr, let me start with you. general dempsey, we heard him say this is a very serious threat to the war effort. we know that secretary panetta, in addition to what we just heard him say, also called this the last gasp of a dying insurgency. who is right? >> well, the taliban have been under pressure for some time, but they are proving to be very entrepreneurial and effective in carrying out new ways of attack. they're trying to send a message to the afghan people that they still have fight in them, that they have momentum on their side. i think the fact that these attacks continue and we see more and more americans and foreign troops die and there is audacious attacks on bases, the result does worry the
is 6 months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb. the prime minister says iraq is enraching uranium needed to for iran. the u.s. said it favors sinkses a sinkses and has not ruled out the possibility of action. are to go to fox >> mike: congresswoman, you were critical of obama's actions. let's talk to that. and how do you feel he handled the after math of this situation to concerns that you had a year ago. i said it was wrong per barak obama to come in. and he started bombing libya and gaddafi, no one loved gaddafi and he was neutral and working with us on different issues and now the problem was. we knew we had a lot of al-qaida in libya and recruited to kill our troops in iraq. if you desuppose gaddafi, the question is who is next? who will take over. that's the problem that we are seeing in libya? it is complete lawlessness in a break down of society and a lot of weapons that went missing when gaddafi was desupposed and a lot of those weapons are now in the middle east. >> mike: one of the people killed hours before he was killed, he said we are fearful that th
to do what we did in iraq. and no one wants to do that again. what you're seeing in all these arab states really, bob, is you take out the dictator. and there's nothing underneath. there's no civil society. they're all one version of a failed state after another. and what they all need is some kind of midwife or some kind of mandela to pull them together and bring them into the modern world. they have none. now, what really scares me when i look at egypt eye just came from china, as you know-- you look where china is today. china is not sit back and looking-- egypt was ahead of china 50 years ago. egypt can't even see china today. so now we're going to go through a period where the muslim brotherhood has to say we have to figure out islam and we have our followers. guys, you know how close we are to the united states, one more situation like this, the united states will pull out. these countries are in real danger, bob, of falling behind exponentially in this globalized world today. un, there's a saying in environmentalism that really applies to them-- we have exactly enough time s
that was made by a relatively unknown movie producer. demonstrators firing their guns in iraq setting at least two police cars on fire near the u.s. embassy. it comes a day after four american soldiers were killed on an american base in afghanistan by insurgents who were dressed as american military members. kabul, karachi, pakistan the two main hot spots this morning. more from pakistan just ahead. first to anna coren live in cable for us. what's happening? >> soledad, there were protests on the street, as you say, not far from the u.s. embassy here in kabul. about 300 protesters attacked police and 15 officers were injured, including the commander. they burnt two police cars, along with a bunch of tires, and we approached the scene. however there were reports that guns were being fired and that they were attacking westerners. we had to keep at bay. certainly that violence that we've seen across the muslim world has finally spread to afghanistan. the government has really tried to keep a lid on it by banning youtube so that people couldn't view that inflammatory video. but as we saw today, th
the spokespersons, we're leaving iraq, we're leaving afghanistan, we're leaving the area, the people in the area are having to adjust and they believe the united states is weak and they are taking appropriate action. bill: also over the weekend congressman mike rogers, chairman of the house intelligence committee and former fbi agent echoed that sentiment. >> the countries of middle east believe there is a disengagement policy by the united states and that lack of leadership there or at least clarity on what our position is causing problems. i, if we all decide to rally around the video as the problem we're going to make a serious mistake and we're going to make i think diplomatic mistakes as we move forward if we think that is the only reason people are showing up at our embassy to conduct acts violence. bill: the romney campaign says the obama administration is failing to throughout that part of the world. heather: there is more trouble brewing between israel and iran as a nightmare scenario could be coming close to reality. prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the iran will be the on the br
the approach in iraq was very different for troops than the approach in afghanistan where you deal with the local elders. how do we convince them we don't share those sentments? that we don't categorize the muslim people in that way? >> well, jamie, i think we can say it and our government has been saying it. we can disavow these things but we also have to be true to our values. we believe in freedom of speech. we believe in freedom of religion. jamie i would caution against making this too much about oust. even though the spark for this may have been this video the actual grievances are much deeper and i think that in fact it is not just about us. look, the other parties have been targeted here too. religious minorities. the former regimes, liberal activists have been targeted over past many months in these places. it is a mistake to make this about us and these countries. it is not all about the united states here. jamie: can you or can you not change the minds of people involved in these protests in huge numbers? >> i think you can over time, frankly. the problem here again you
army women to fly combat missions in iraq. >> stephen: duckworth. female, disabled, thai, chinese and a veteran? (laughter) that's not a convention speaker, that's diversity voltron. (laughter) (cheers and applause) i tell you, the ultimate sign of the democrats' desperation was all the signs. whether the message was "moving forward" or "not moving backward" or just loving the first lady, these audience signs seemed to materialize out of nowhere! what the... (laughter). but ultimately, the true measure of last night was not the volume of the crowd or how deeply people were moved. no, it was the twittering. yes, the thunderous applause shook the rafters, but what did hornyham berger69 tweet to his bros? fortunately when it comes to social media the news media have their cyber fingers on the info net youth pulse. poke me, jim. >> our tweets per minute convention hall of fame it was michelle obama who is setting a record with 28,000 tweets per minute. >> something like 28,000 tweets per minute at a speech compared to mitt romney's peak at 14,000. >> when she talked about hard work an
out of afghanistan and out of iraq only entices them and encourages more of this. and can so you see the suicide attacks, the so-called blue on green attacks, the attack on one of the biggest bases in the country at leatherneck bastion, all of this something that budget is a consequence of a video, all of this to include benghazi was preplanned. it's not spontaneous. megyn: so you're saying they are feeling more emboldened now, that they don't believe that the american superpower will strike back in the way we once would have? >> exactly. and, of course, our ability to do so isdiminished every time we pull more troops occupant of a place like afghanistan t. out of a place like afghanistan. the sad fact of it is that the mission of the u.s. u.s. marinen this case with the fast units being sent out are to protect diplomatic missions from this kind of assault. well, there's not quite enough marines to go around if that's what we're going to continue to do, cutting the budget. so places like sudan which turned down the introduction of a marine security guard detachment and the enhanced f
or fourth bounce after some military action. what's the aftermath? and the great lesson of the iraq war, to a certain extent, the continuing afghan war is how do you deal with it two months later? four months later? a year later? and of course, in iraq, that was the problem year after year. and so with the lessons of what has occurred in afghanistan and iraq, there is -- i think and david knows more about this -- a great pause in the administration. let's see if we can avoid military action almost at any cost. >> david and bob, in that order, there's obviously a lot of reluctance on the part of the u.s. military to get involved in this there. we've seen reporting on this for the last few months where the pentagon's war gamed this out and thinks it's a very problematic scenario. so the question seems to me, at least in the immediate future, is what is the likelihood that either of you think that israel would go ahead and do this alone in the near term, meaning between now and election day? >> you know, john, that's just guessing. i mean, it's something under 50% in my mind. it's somethin
have the associate editor of the "washington post," author of "little america." john salts is an iraq war veteran. he was embedded with the iraqi army as an advise we are. i'll get to you john to talk about what this means to the morale of our soldiers, but what is causing this attack from the soldiers standing next to you? >> well, this is a great question, chris, and nobody has a good, clear answer. it's a very effective strategy by the taliban to go right at the heart of the u.s. mission there which is to get the afghan security forces to stand up on their own, to take charge of security in that country so our men and women in uniform can come home. you know, u.s. military has sought to claim this is the result of a whole variety of causes, sometimes personal feuds or grievesances as well as taliban infiltration. that is true, but it's certainly a tactic that's being used more by the taliban as they see it having an effect, as they see it creating distance between u.s. troons and their afghan counterparts, as they see it, for instance, leading some of the nato members to accelerate
suicide bombers in iraq than any country except for saudi arabia. her ambassador ran around syria for the better part of the year, encouraging them to protest, knowing that they would get shot down. this government seems to be trying to make the world a little safer as an anarchy more than anything else. lou: the idea that libya is now arrested four people in regards to that attack. could you explain about the earnest in earnest and honesty about their act? >> i am afraid that i'm getting old and cynical. my guess is that they are kind of like claude rains in casablanca. the libyan government really is, whatever goes on in tripoli, not outside of there, when we supported that revolution, basically what we did was provide their coverage for people, what happened was perfectly predictable. lou: it was tragic. it is tragic that he was put in a constant that is not safe and not protected, taken to a safe house that was anything but that. the idea that we would not have things underground in libya, now it's clear that we're going to have marine boots on the ground in libya and in yemen
in iraq. if you desuppose gaddafi, the question is who is next? who will take over. that's the problem that we are seeing in libya? it is complete lawlessness in a break down of society and a lot of weapons that went missing when gaddafi was desupposed and a lot of those weapons are now in the middle east. >> mike: one of the people killed hours before he was killed, he said we are fearful that there will be an attack. i hope we don't die tonight. he said one of the guards had taken photos of the embassy and safe house. we know it was not a spontanous effort because you don't have rocket grenade launchers. they captured a number of secret documents out of the embassy and contained of contacts in libya. going forward, what do we learn? you are on the oversite committee. what do you say to the intelligences and military so that this doesn't happen again>> it is the projection of strength. when barak obama made it clear, that the united states was not standing behind israel. that changed the dynamic in the middle east? when barak obama sent one unmistaken signal. to even when the state de
these wars in a iraq that cost so much in terms of life and money. the other assertion that the obama health care plan is going to ruin our system -- national geographic two years ago had a comparison of the cost expended per capita by various european nations. portugal spent $2,500 per person per year on health care and was better off in terms of mortality and the united states, paying over three times more. guest: i do not believe it. when you see the flow in the different direction, i will believe it. when you see more americans going to europe for health care rather than europeans coming here for health care, then i will buy the european system or at least part of that argument. in terms of the so-called arab spring, the president, when he went to cairo, said he hoped that based on mutual respect would have much better relations. we do not have much better relations. say what he wanted that the bush administration -- i agree that the war in iraq was the right thing to do. i'm worried we will lose ground there. barack obama has improved people's views of the united states, but the situati
of democracy by starting these wars in iraq that cost is much in terms of life and money, and this other assertion that the obama health care plan is going to ruin our system, national geographic magazine two years ago had a comparison of the costs spent her capita by various european nations and little portugal, spending about $2500 per person, per year on health care had better outcomes in infant mortality than the united states, which is paying three times more. guest: i don't believe it. when you see the flow happen in the different direction, then i'll believe it. what do i mean by that. when we see more americans going to europe for health care rather than europeans coming here for health care, then i will buy the european system or at least part of that argument. look, in terms of the so called arab spring, the president, again, when he went to cairo said he hoped based on mutual respect we would have better relations. we do not have much better relations. you can say what you want about the bush administration or condoleezza rice and so on. i agreed with the war in iraq, i think
. and even on foreign-policy after iraq, on the issues, the democrats do better. the tea party has done very badly except in the republican primary. romney has gotten himself out on some limbs. he says i want to talk about the economy, which means the economy sucks and i want everybody to know that. but when it comes to public policy, with the national media is not particularly interested in public policy, and to the extent that he gets specific, it's only going to cause some problems either with his own voters or with potentially persuadeable voters. >> here's where you get into a problem. here's a quote from mitt romney in his acceptance speech. "we must rein in the cost of health care by repealing and replacing obamacare." that was virtually the only reference he had to help care. there are two issues embedded. one of them is, is obamacare really so bad that the republicans can take it on squarely when you seen the democrats will sneak in with a few more positive things about it? it's poll numbers are trying to go up a little, the number of people who support the affordable care act has b
-qaeda in libya, an and lot of people in eastern libya were recruited to kill our troops in iraq. so if you depose gaddafi, the question, who is next, who will take over? that's the problem that we're seg this week in libya. who taking over? it's complete lawlessness and a break down in society and also, a lot of weapons that went missing, when gaddafi was deposed and a lot of those weapons are now across the middle east and could be used against the united states. >> one of the people who was killed, shaun smith, indicated in an online post that he put out just hours before he was killed, he said we are fearful that there will be an attack. i hope we don't die tonight. that was his specific words, i hope we don't die tonight. and he said that one of the guards had taken photos of the embassy and had taken photos of the safe house, we know this was not just some spontaneous efforts, you don't have rpg's, rocket propelled grenade launchers, and theyeneded up capturing a number of secret documents out of the embassy that included the names of contacts in libya, those people are now vulnerable. going
ago was that most people thought it would be about iraq. on september 15, the world financial markets froze. everything became about the economy. we thought that this risk would be about the economy and not the personalities of the candidate. i wonder if what is happening in the middle east will turn into something much larger from now until election day. it can never tell exactly what it is that will create the context on election day. that might turn out to be a much bigger deal than we ever thought it would be. >> i was taught that their campaigns for operating on multiple levels. i wrote about how campaigns could evolve and really committed differently with one household than their neighbors. there are more channels including targeted web advertising. a campaign can have a discussion with a set of individuals and across demographic individuals. it receives different behaviors. the day to day big news story we are talking about does not necessarily where the campaign is devoting their resources. there was back and forth yesterday about egypt and libya. that does not mean that obama
because of the apologies because obama after victory, ran from iraq and leaving afghanistan, and that is something i agree with, but i am giving you the islamist viewpoint the he has not stood up to iran. to them he just seems very weak. they are actually astute. they are smart. they set up the 9/11 attack, holding back news of the video and contrary to ambassador rice carefully planning the commando attack on our chance -- consulate. >>neil: you think the administration views this as spontaneous and was not a planned, coordinated type of event but that is just dumb. >>guest: i believe this administration will do or say anything to get through the november elections. as a former soldier, i can tell you, this is no way that complex multiphased attack on our embassy in the safe house and the assassination of our ambassador was a spontaneous outburst over the film. the film was a useful tool for this islamist terrorists to get a flash mob in the streets as a distraction but you could not have done this with all
the weekend, dan ab got this, andrea might as well. jacquelyn jennis in iraq, holding up "the five." they there are conservatives -- >> eric: where d. >> bob: where are you in the picture? >> eric: i'm not. i believe the gentleman in the center is a military veteran. thank you for watching "the five." >> dana: so my good friend bret baier tonight is going to be live doing a show right after this, but in a shameless ploy for ratings he is in jasper county, iowa. he tried to lure viewers in to watching for jasper in the elevator with his sunglasses on because he is so cool. >> andrea: is he on the panel next to krauthammer? >> dana: honestly, if he came and sat in greg's spot manual how many viewers we would get -- imagine how many viewers we'd get. >> greg: any link no matter how tenuous you bring it back to your dog. >> dana: you brought up cat videos twice. >> greg: casper, the friendly ghost. that sounds like jasper my dog. >> dana: he looks cute on the sand. >> greg: sand, my dog looks good on sand. that is how she thinks. >> dana: jasper is trained to go on the paper. >> greg:
. distancing from israel, withdrawal from iraq. all of these were premiseed on the thought that if we only were more accommodating with the muslim world we would be popular and we would have respect and affection again. that is now inflamed, so they have to pretend it's all about a video. >> bret: 30 seconds, fred. does this turn politically for mitt romney after all of the focus by much of the main stream media on the official statement about this incident? >> well, i thought the statement was correct then. the ball is in his court. it's up to him. he has an opportunity to now take a strong stand on foreign policy. this is a test of his leadership. and we'll see what happens. there is plenty of time left in alisyn camerot the campaign a small stand. >> bret: 20 seconds. >> 26% of people approved of the romney state in the the poll today. that doesn't look great for him. he is not stepping in to this and he is not acting with real estate is not following through on the initial criticisms unless he does something and offers an a earntive, it won't help him -- alternative, it won't help him. >> b
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